Women artists across Europe, throughout the centuries, have had to fight to be seen and heard. Succeeding in a man’s world, these women were pioneers, persevering against the odds and remaining beacons of inspiration today.
Join Rose Balston for a six part online course as she shines a light on extraordinary women artists from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
This was a time when women were not only side-lined, but blocked out of art history altogether. Countless works by female artists were re-attributed to male artists, so as to sell better. And language attests: “Old Master”, “Masterpiece”.
Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Elisabetta Sirani, Judith Leyster, Rachel Ruysch, Clara Peeters, Mary Beale, Rosalba Carriera and Angelica Kauffmann are some of our heroines. Throughout the series you will discover their remarkable achievements, relentless determination, powerful biographies, and above all their innovative and ground-breaking art.